mucky-mucks

 People in charge, decision-makers.
 ► “The expression is still often heard as ‘high muck-a-muck’ because of its probable derivation from Chinook [Native American] jargon, hiu (plenty) muckamuck (food); hence, one who has plenty to eat, or a man of power, a BIG WHEEL.” (Safire’s New Political Dictionary, 1993, p. 469)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • high mucky-muck — [...”makimak] n. an important person; the person in charge. □ When the high mucky mucks meet, they will decide what to do about the problem. □ Ted’s father is a high mucky muck at the gas company …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • high-muck|y-muck — or high muck a muck «HY MUHK uh MUHK», noun. U.S. Slang. an important or powerful person: »... the high mucky mucks and panjandrums of the Republican Party in the age of Mark Hanna (Louis Kronenberger). ╂[< Chinook jargon hiu muckamuck plenty… …   Useful english dictionary

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